Today would have been David’s 69th Birthday. His music touched the souls of millions and his voice will live on forever. We miss you, David.
I’ll be chatting with Jennifer Runyon about WHEN WE’RE SINGIN’ this Friday, November 30, 2018 on her show “The Haunted Chronicles” airing on Paramaniaradio.com.
So how do the “The Haunted Chronicles” and “The Partridge Family” go together?
When I met Jennifer last summer, she was shocked to find out I had never seen “Ghostbusters.” Let the jokes begin, right? So she challenged me to come on her show and take a quiz after I watch the movie. This Friday I’ll take my quiz!
How does “The Partridge Family” fit into this? Well….she picked up a copy of my book, having been a fan of the Partridge Family music, and she loved it. She has plugged the book on both her shows, “The In Crowd” and “The Haunted Chronicles” several times! Thanks a million times ten million, Jennifer!!
Maybe I’ll quiz her on The Partridge Family! What do you think? Things that make you go hmmm. ;)
This evening (Monday night 6/25) I will be in the studio at WBWC with DJ Dennis King on his weekly "Island Time Radio Show" in tribute to the music of David Cassidy and The Partridge Family. The show is live on WBWC.com or through the Tune in app (search WBWC) @ 10 PM eastern time Monday night.The show runs from 10 PM to 1 AM and there will be encores on four other stations. http://itrshow.com/
Dear Friends, a few weeks ago we lost yet another family member from our world of all things Partridge. It's sad yet bittersweet as we move forward in life having to accept the realities of aging and the passing of time. Paul Junger Witt was an accomplished producer. He brought us great shows such as The Golden Girls, Beauty and The Beast, and Soap to name just a few. The Partridge Family was part of his early years establishing himself as a reputable producer under the guidance of Executive Producer Bob Claver. They were great friends, and he credited The Partridge Family as one of his greatest moments and strongest influences on the latter part of his career.
When we spoke he was quick to share that the Mondrian influence serving as the model for the bus design was his idea! He was a lover of artwork by Piet Mondrian.
Paul Witt was a very professional guy, who chose his words with careful thought. He was especially proud of the Partridge Family episode titled "Soul Club" (guest-starring Richard Pryor and Louis Gossett Jr.) from the first season because they were able to tackle racial issues, bringing the very sensitive subject of color to the mainstream and doing so with taste. The episode became one of the all time greatest TV episodes according a TV guide poll conducted some years back.
He appreciated the cast and felt close to them and had great respect for the musicians and songwriters that worked on the Partridge Family music. He was also very impressed with David Cassidy and Shirley Jones’ care for the music, wanting it to be credible and working very hard to give it their all in the studio. As time moves forward, I will always hold that memory of our brief time together talking about The Partridge Family.
Excited to announce that WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' will have a table again this weekend at THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW. Please stop by if you are free! Bobby Hart will be there (songwriter, Partridge Family, music producer, Monkees) and if luck goes our way, we will have our table right next to his!
Stayin' Happy! :)
Anyone able to come to the Monroeville PA STEEL CITY CON this weekend? LOVE to see you! I'll have a table there, signing books and there will be a host of celebrities including John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) and Alice Cooper (who was a good friend of David Cassidy!) Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Hope to see you! Here's the link: https://www.steelcitycon.com/
A book signing will be held this Sunday, October 8th in Foxburg, PA at the 14th annual Foxburg Festival. The signing is 11AM -6PM with plenty of food vendors and other attractions. Hope to see some of you! Here's the link if you'd like to check it out: http://foxburgfestival.com/
I'll be doing a series of presentations on WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' at the Geauga County Public Library at all of their branches, beginning tomorrow in Middlefield. I sure hope some of you (northeast Ohioans) can come. :) Here are the dates and times for all three of the branches:
Saturday, September 23, 2017. 2PM --MIDDLEFIELD BRANCH, 16167 East High Street, Middlefield, OH 44062.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7PM--CHARDON BRANCH, 110 East Park Street, Chardon, OH, 44024.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2PM--BAINBRIDGE BRANCH, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44023.
A big thanks to all of you for supporting the event at the HOF on Tuesday. The experience is something I will always remember. Thanks to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for hosting the event and believing in "When We're Singin'". We are lucky to have such an international landmark in our own back yard. Special thanks to all the David Cassidy and Partridge Family fans who turned out, and especially to my friends and family. Got Happy. :)
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio has announced WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' as part of their Author Series program. On Tuesday evening, August 29th at 7PM I will be doing a Keynote presentation about The Partridge Family and WHEN WE'RE SINGIN', with a Q & A and book signing to follow. The presentation will include behind the scenes photos of The Partridge Family cast and many others who worked on the show and the music. The evening's events are scheduled from 7-9PM, with doors opening at 6:30PM. This special Author Series event will take place at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH. (Reading Room) The event is free with a Reservation. Simply RSVP at ticketing.rockhall.com Here's the direct link: https://www.rockhall.com/author-series-johnny-ray-miller
Hope to see some of you there! - Johnny
The Partridge bus is gassing up again! I'll be doing a radio interview tomorrow, July 26 with Stan Turner on KLBB Radio out of St. Paul/Minneapolis. (and I have some exciting news to share, too!) Hope some of you can tune in :) I'll be on from 1:00PM - 1:30PM (CENTRAL TIME!) on their afternoon show called "The Wolf Brewing Company All Request Show with Stan Turner and Bobby J." Check out the station @KLBBRadio.com http://klbbradio.com/wolfbrewingallrequest.aspx
WHBC out of Canton will be hosting me today at 10AM for a special interview about the book on The Gary Rivers Show! WHBC is a very popular and established local radio station in Canton, Ohio and the The Gary Rivers Show often does retro/nostalgia themes on their program. They took an interest in WHEN WE'RE SINGIN' as David Cassidy was huge in this area, playing Canton OH in one of his earliest concert appearances in 1971. I hope you will all tune in! http://www.whbc.com/shows/gary-rivers-show/
I'll be at HALF PRICE BOOKS for a book signing this Saturday May 13 from 2-4PM at the Monroeville, PA location. Full address: 3757 William Penn Highway, Monroeville PA 15146. Hope to see some of you Pittsburghers!
Ready for the bus tour?
Here is a list of locations and dates for upcoming Author events and book signings! The bus ticket is free! Come along for the ride!!
APRIL 22, Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, In-store book signing, 1PM - 3PM
APRIL 29, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co., Lake Cable, 5854 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH, 44718, In-store book signing 10AM – 2PM
APRIL 29, Barnes & Noble, 4015 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333, In-store book signing 3PM - 5PM
MAY 6, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co., Portage Lakes, 3452 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319, In-store book signing 10AM to 2PM.
MAY 13, Half Price Books, 4000 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102, In-store book signing, 2pm – 4pm
MAY 20, Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co., 137 Walnut Ave. NW, Canton, OH, 44702, In-store book signing 10am – 2pm
JUNE 2, Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, 215 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702. In-store book signing 6pm – 9pm
JUNE 10, Barnes & Noble, 7900 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060, In-store book signing 2pm – 5pm
SEPTEMBER 9, Geauga County Library -Middlefield Branch, 15982 East High Street, Middlefield, OH 44062, Video presentation, talk and book signing 2PM
SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16, Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, PO Box 52, Whiteford, MD 21160, Video Presentation, talk and book signing
OCTOBER 7, Passages & Prose Literary event (Book Festival), 20th Century Club, Oakland, PA Presentation and book signing Time: TBA
OCTOBER 11, Geauga County Library – Chardon Branch, 110 East Park Street, Chardon, OH 44024, Slide show, talk and book signing 7PM
NOVEMBER 12, Geauga County Library – Bainbridge Branch, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, Slide show, talk and book signing, 2PM
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, Author event, presentation and book signing *Date and Time TBA
I hope to see some of you from the Cleveland/Akron/Canton area this coming Saturday, April 22! It will be my first book signing with HALF PRICE BOOKS, one of my favorite book stores! They have all kinds of things at this store, from books to CD's, to DVDs and vinyl! I'll be signing books from 1-3PM. Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124.
I'll be at Karma Cafe in Canton, OH again tomorrow (Tuesday April 18) for another book signing. Canton friends...spread the word! :) Karma Café, 4339 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH, 44718. Karma Cafe (Canton, OH) 10AM - 2PM!
The Canton Repository featured an article and photo spread promoting "When We're Singin'" yesterday in the April 13th issue, placing the Partridge Family on the cover of the entertainment section, the Ticket! Great to see the Partridge Family on covers again, isn't it?! Book signings with the author will follow, beginning tomorrow, Saturday April 15th at Karma Café, 4339 Dressler Road, NW,Canton, OH 44718 from 10AM - 2PM. Another book signing will follow again Tuesday, April 18 at the Karma Café-- same Partridge-Time Same Partridge-Location! Books are also available for purchase NOW at Karma Café! See you there!
See the electronic version, with different photos!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID...and Thanks! Today is David Cassidy's 67th Birthday. And if you think that's old, then think about how old we are as fans! ha! Here are a few shots backstage with David and the book at his Feb. 18th concert. Hey, David--a million times a billion thank-yous for your support. And above all....happy, happy Birthday!
Hey friends, exciting news... I'll be doing several book signings for "When We're Singin' " in the coming months with national book store chains including Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books! The first one on the schedule is at Half Price Books in Mayfield Heights, OH on Saturday, April 22, from 1-3PM. If you've never been, check it out! The store specializes in books AND music, with shelves and shelves of books, CD's and vinyl on their shelves! Hope to see some of you that day! Exact address: Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 44124. More to come as the bus rolls out of the winter ice into the spring mud! :)
A couple weeks ago, I appeared on Youngstown's WFMJ Midday news with anchor Jennifer Brindisi. Immediately afterword, I was called by the Vindicator, who wanted to put together a feature story on the book. The article ran today. Here's a scan of the hard copy, and I've also included the full article from the online version as well. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2kIh3tq